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Swim Instructor- Temp

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024

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Swim Instructor- Temp

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title
Swim Instructor- Temp

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Develop and teach private and group swim lessons for the Penn community. Students range from infants to adults.

Job Description

  • Assisting clients in achieving their swimming goals
  • Providing support and encouragement when teaching skills
  • Meeting evaluation expectations
  • Maintaining awareness of the pool's recreational swim hours
  • Keeping accurate records of lessons
  • Updating a client roster in google sheets regularly
  • Maintaining a courteous and polite demeanor
  • Timely communication with clients
  • Scheduling lessons with clients
  • Reading and responding to emails about available clients
  • Attending a swim instructor staff meeting once per semester
  • Sunday availability is a requirement
  • All instructors must be available to teach at least one group lessons class per semester. You can find more information about group lessons on our swimming lessons page
  • Completing report cards for group lessons participants


Candidates for this position should have prior group or private lesson teaching experience. It is encouraged that they be former swimmers of any level and/or hold a swim lesson instructor certification; however, prior experience is not required. Candidates will be asked about their swim instruction knowledge and asked to swim. Candidates should be prepared to provide a resume and references upon request.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics

Pay Range
$7.25 - $22.00 Hourly Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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